• passive solar design

• rammed earth

• australian hardwoods

• watertanks for irrigation

• solar hotwater

Located in front of a back drop of tall eucalypts at Elizbaeth Beach on the Midnorth Coast of NSW, this home has been designed to maximise sunlight and  prevailing summer breezes and to take in the fantastic views to the Pacific Ocean and Wallis Lake.


The clients sort a contemporary form that would sit comfortably in the beachside village. Hardwoods have been used in and around the home, responding to the heavily treed area, and to provide thermal mass several rammed earth walls were introduced. These help to moderate the internal temperatures in summer and winter. The combination of the earth with the timbers provides a very natural feel throughout the home.